The Newman classroom, located in 207A Newman Library, offers 24 student stations and one instructor station: 2 GHz Dell PCs with 3 GB of memory. This classroom can be reserved online. Instructors will want to note the Library Classrooms Policy. Additional chairs are available for larger classes.
We strongly suggest that Instructors make arrangements to test software and sample files (particularly if they are not part of the standard setup) prior to the class. Instructors can contact Classroom Management staff to determine when other classes are not scheduled and find time to test software. Classroom Management staff can also demonstrate the operation of the classroom projector and sound system. These preparations will lessen the chances of problems or surprises during the actual class.
Located at the Instructor's station is the control panel for the two projectors. The A/V system in this room can present the following:
Instructor's PC (or laptop as needed)
An Elmo document projector - Used to show books or documents to a class.
VHS/DVD - The DVD is region free and can support DVDs from outside the usual region 1 area (such as European and Asian movies).
Campus cable - standard cable channels and satellite programming arranged through Communication Network Services.
iPad/iPhone streaming via Apple TV - You can wirelessly show anything from an iPad/iPhone. Requires some setup on your device.
The following software is installed as part of the standard setup for this classroom. Instructors who require additional software or sample files will need to give at least ten working days notice to Classroom Management staff to allow time for installation and testing.
Sun: Open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: Open 24 hours*
Fri: Close at 8:00pm*
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm
* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.
Our primary tour option for individuals is a self-guided, audio tour with a graded quiz that can be used to show attendance for classes that require participation or give extra credit.
The tour consists of 16 different information stops/points, accessible by using a device to scan a QR code. Once scanned using the camera in your mobile device and its built-in reader or a separate app, your device will play an audio track (with some photos/videos) explaining the different services that are offered in Newman Library and how our collections are organized. The audio track at each stop will direct you to the next stop, where you will scan the next QR code.
To take the tour you will either need to use a smartphone or tablet, have access to Virginia Tech's wireless network (we recommend wireless over a cellular data network since several sections of the library get little to no cellular signal), and have headphones or earbuds to hear the narration. If you do not have a suitable device, then you can check out an iPad at the Circulation Desk. Circulation staff will show you how to use their iPads and where to start the tour.